Phish.Net News Stream http://phish.net/ For Phans, by Phans en-us Copyright 2001-2017, The Mockingbird Foundation Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:31:04 GMT donotreply@phish.net (Adam Scheinberg) http://smedia.pnet-static.com/avatars/default.png Phish.Net http://phish.net Mockingbird's Baker's Dozen #5 http://phi.sh/b/59763eb0 http://phi.sh/b/59763eb0 <p><em>In celebration of Phish&#39;s 13-show run at Madison Square Garden, the Mockingbird Foundation is announcing 13 unsolicited &quot;miracle grants&quot; supporting music programs across the country. Each board member identified their favorite Phish show, and we found a worthy music education program nearby, part of the Foundation&#39;s long-standing <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/city/">Tour Grants</a> program. We&#39;re presenting these 13 special grants chronologically, based on the dates of those favorited shows. </em></p> <p>Board member John Demeter, <a href="http://phish.net/user/johnnyd">@johnnyd</a>, picked the <a href="http://phi.sh/940716">7/16/94</a> show held at <a href="https://www.sugarbush.com/terrain/mt-ellen/">Sugarbush&#39;s Mt. Ellen</a> in Fayston, VT, and we&#39;re sending a $1,500 grant check to nearby <a href="https://www.wwsu.org/">Harwood Unified Union School District</a> (which was known until very recently as the Washington West Supervisory Union. Don&#39;t ask. Seriously.)</p> <p><strong>The one that got away.</strong></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@johnnyd) Blog MSG4 Recap: JAMLICIOUS http://phi.sh/b/5978acf4 http://phi.sh/b/5978acf4 <p><strong><em>[Recap courtesy of user @Dmg924, <a href="https://twitter.com/daveg924">Dave Goldstein</a>.]</em></strong></p> <p>Let me let you in on a little bit of my creative process. Generally, when I write a recap such as this, I&rsquo;ll have the first two introductory paragraphs written in advance; this saves valuable time and allows me to focus on the show details more fully. In anticipation of recapping the July 25, 2017 Phish show, I wrote two paragraphs on Monday detailing the &ldquo;very good&rdquo; first weekend of Baker&rsquo;s Dozen, discussing the doughnut flavor gimmick, and stating how a random Tuesday night in New York City feels like bonus Phish. You know, quaintly setting the stage.</p> <p>I tossed those two paragraphs out because they&rsquo;re worthless now; this is being written an hour after the encore. Time will ultimately tell how 7/25/17 rates in the pantheon, but let us not mince any words here. I feel confident stating it is easily the best two set Phish show since 8/12/15 from Philadelphia, easily a Top 10 show of Phish 3.0, and if we&rsquo;re being as hyperbolic as possible, one of maybe three Phish shows of the past five years that you can credibly discuss in the same breath as <a href="http://phish.net/setlists/phish-august-31-2012-dicks-sporting-goods-park-commerce-city-co-usa.html">8/31/12</a> and not be thought of as a hapless fluffer. The doughnut flavor was &ldquo;JAM FILLED;&rdquo; it turned out to be little more than an afterthought that the jam in question happened to be raspberry (though to be fair, &ldquo;Raspberry Beret&rdquo; was the first song on the p.a. post-show).</p> <p><figure><img alt="Photo &copy; Stephen Olker" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/2017-07-26 MSG Stephen Olker 1.jpg" /><figcaption>Photo &copy; <a href='https://:http://stephenolker.com/'>Stephen Olker</a></figcaption></figure></p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 11:14:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@phishnet) Blog Phish 2017-07-25 http://phi.sh/170725 http://phi.sh/170725 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/sample-in-a-jar' class='setlist-song'>Sample in a Jar</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/lawn-boy' class='setlist-song'>Lawn Boy</a><sup title="Page on keytar.">[1]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/my-friend-my-friend' class='setlist-song'>My Friend, My Friend</a><sup title="No "Myfe" ending.">[2]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/stash' class='setlist-song'>Stash</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/bathtub-gin' class='setlist-song'>Bathtub Gin</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/fuego' class='setlist-song'>Fuego</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/thread' class='setlist-song'>Thread</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/crosseyed-and-painless' class='setlist-song'>Crosseyed and Painless</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/makisupa-policeman' class='setlist-song'>Makisupa Policeman</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/end-of-session' class='setlist-song'>End of Session</a><sup title="Debut.">[3]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/tuesday' class='setlist-song'>Tuesday</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/cavern' class='setlist-song'>Cavern</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/julius' class='setlist-song'>Julius</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/lawn-boy' class='setlist-song'>Lawn Boy</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Page on keytar.<br>[2] No "Myfe" ending.<br>[3] Debut.<br></p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Mockingbird's Baker's Dozen #4 http://phi.sh/b/5976334a http://phi.sh/b/5976334a <p><em>In celebration of Phish&#39;s 13-show run at Madison Square Garden, the Mockingbird Foundation is announcing 13 unsolicited &quot;miracle grants&quot; supporting music programs across the country. Each board member identified their favorite Phish show, and we found a worthy music education program nearby, part of the Foundation&#39;s long-standing <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/city/">Tour Grants</a> program. We&#39;re presenting these 13 special grants chronologically, based on the dates of those favorited shows. Following <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500668471/mockingbirds-bakers-dozen.html">#1</a>, <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500708498/mockingbird-bakers-dozen-2.html">#2</a>, and #3, here&#39;s #4...</em></p> <p>Ah, 1994 - a truly joyous time to be a Phish fan! The band was bursting at the seams with inspiration, innovation and raw talent...touring incessantly while blowing minds and melting faces on a daily basis. And the fan base was expanding exponentially, many of us sharing our amazement, excitement, tales and friendship with each other via the developing Internet - r.m.p., IRC, post-show run to the pay phone to call <a href="http://phish.net/user/Lemuria">Ellis</a> with the setlist, sign up for the tape trees to get last month&rsquo;s tapes (always saving the MaxPoints!).</p> <p>As a university student in Santa Cruz I did what I could to get to as many shows as possible, mainly on the West Coast. For my summer tour, that meant seven shows in May, wrapping up with five straight days of Phish - three at the Warfield, followed by two headlining shows in Monterey at the incredible Laguna Seca Daze festival. What a run - the Warfield curtain opening to a monster &quot;<a href="http://phish.net/song/the-curtain">Curtain</a>&quot;...a screaming debut of &quot;<a href="http://phish.net/song/simple">Simple</a>&quot; melting into a Puccini opera...thousands of boxes of mac and cheese (&ldquo;shake shake shake when you hear the drum break!&rdquo;)...Les Claypool dropping hands and jaw as Fish rips on the Electrolux...then a final show under the Monterey sun - my first up close on the rail - with the band so amped to just keep on playing that they dropped a six-song double encore. Nobody wanted to stop, and I knew I needed more more more!</p> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@MarcoEsc) Blog Some People Like to Go Out Dancing (or, It's Just a Restless Feeling): Baker's Dozen Night 3 http://phi.sh/b/59759164 http://phi.sh/b/59759164 <p>Spice company Adams Extract is thought to have spread the red velvet cake throughout the US during the Great Depression by including it on recipe cards as a means to sell red food coloring; the cake was appropriated by the Waldorf-Astoria as the Waldorf-Astoria Cake; additionally, the cake may have seen a resurgence in the late 80s after being featured as an armadillo in the movie <em>Steel Magnolias</em>. (Thanks, <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_velvet_cake" target="_blank">Wiki</a>.)</p> <p>No matter its history as a food, fans began the guessing process following the announcement of Red Velvet as the flavor of the third evening of the Baker&rsquo;s Dozen. Guesses of Velvet Underground bust-outs to a cover of Velvet Revolver to the obligatory &quot;Wading In the Velvet Sea&quot; glazed over screens throughout the day. But I tried to keep an expectation-free head as I made my way into the Garden (alas, too late for doughnuts but not too late to settle-in a few people back, Mike-side). Having followed the first two evenings &mdash; or, shall we say, <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500697228/you-put-the-show-in-the-coconut-bakers-dozen-night-1.html">Coconut</a> and <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500812731/the-strawberries-taste-like-strawberries-bakers-dozen-night-2.html">Strawberry</a> &mdash; via Twitter, stream, and shitty chat rooms, I was quite ready to get my sweet on in person.</p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 09:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@jwelsh8) Blog Mystery Jam Monday Part 284 http://phi.sh/b/5975ad0d http://phi.sh/b/5975ad0d <p>Welcome to the 284th edition of Phish.Net&#39;s Mystery Jam Monday, the penultimate of July. The winner will receive an MP3 download code courtesy of our friends at <a href="http://livephish.com/">LivePhish.com</a> / <a href="http://nugs.net/">Nugs.Net</a>. To win, be the first person to identify the song and date of each of the <strong>three</strong> mystery clips. The three clips are connected by a theme, but the theme needn&#39;t be part of the correct answer &ndash; though it should help you get there. Each person gets one guess to start &ndash; if no one guesses correctly, I will post a hint on Tuesday around 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET, after which each person gets one more guess before the correct answer is revealed on Wednesday around 10 <small>AM</small> PT / 1 <small>PM</small> ET. Good luck!</p> <p><a href="http://livephish.com/"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/lp-logo-2012.jpg" /></a><a href="https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O37oWdEDs-PdvC23B-c2e260QvISVDH0JuYULJYI9bY/edit#gid=0"><img src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/mjm_results_2015.png" /></a></p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 08:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@ucpete) Blog Phish 2017-07-23 http://phi.sh/170723 http://phi.sh/170723 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/sunday-morning-velvet' class='setlist-song'>Sunday Morning</a><sup title="Phish debut. Trey on drums.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/axilla' class='setlist-song'>Axilla</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/your-pet-cat' class='setlist-song'>Your Pet Cat</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/back-on-the-train' class='setlist-song'>Back on the Train</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/how-many-people-are-you' class='setlist-song'>How Many People Are You</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/glide' class='setlist-song'>Glide</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/theme-from-the-bottom' class='setlist-song'>Theme From the Bottom</a> > <a title="An absolutely outstanding version. Right out of the gate, Mike pushes the jam into a darker mode, and the band slides into a seductive groove, Lil' Punkin meshing beautifully with Trey's effects-laden playing while Mike and Fish hold down the fort. Trey fires off some lovely trills as a fog creeps over the proceedings, with Mike really stepping up his game in the latter half. The jam winds down into noise, then returns neatly to the &quot;It's Ice&quot; theme. Longest version to date." href='http://phish.net/song/its-ice' class='setlist-song'>It's Ice</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/more' class='setlist-song'>More</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/acdc-bag' class='setlist-song'>AC/DC Bag</a> > <a title="Right out of the gates, Trey takes the lead and pours it on for a powerful peak, after which there is some &quot;Type II&quot; exploration, including a beautiful and stylistically refreshing spacious segment. Out of this space, the jam rebuilds for a nice finish and transitions to &quot;Twist&quot;." href='http://phish.net/song/wolfmans-brother' class='setlist-song'>Wolfman's Brother</a><sup title="Unfinished.">[2]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/twist' class='setlist-song'>Twist</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/waves' class='setlist-song'>Waves</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/miss-you' class='setlist-song'>Miss You</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/boogie-on-reggae-woman' class='setlist-song'>Boogie On Reggae Woman</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/wading-in-the-velvet-sea' class='setlist-song'>Wading in the Velvet Sea</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/sweet-jane' class='setlist-song'>Sweet Jane</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut. Trey on drums.<br>[2] Unfinished.<br></p> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Mockingbird's Baker's Dozen #3 http://phi.sh/b/5972e7e9 http://phi.sh/b/5972e7e9 <p><em>In celebration of Phish&#39;s 13-show run at Madison Square Garden, the Mockingbird Foundation is announcing 13 unsolicited &quot;miracle grants&quot; supporting music programs across the country. Each board member identified their favorite Phish show, and we found a worthy music education program nearby, part of the Foundation&#39;s long-standing <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/city/">Tour Grants</a> program. We&#39;re presenting these 13 special grants chronologically, based on the dates of those favorited shows. Following <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500668471/mockingbirds-bakers-dozen.html">#1</a> and <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500708498/mockingbird-bakers-dozen-2.html">#2</a>, here&#39;s #3...</em></p> <p>A little over 23 years ago (May 7, 1994 to be exact), Phish played <a href="http://phi.sh/940507">a concert at the Bomb Factory</a> in Dallas, TX. This show has become famous for its second set, an extended jam weaving in and out of &quot;Tweezer&quot; and songs such as &quot;Sparks&quot;, &quot;Makisupa Policeman&quot;, &quot;Walk Away&quot;, &quot;Cannonball&quot;, and &quot;Purple Rain&quot;. This hour-long segment, which later became known as the Tweezerfest, stands largely unique in Phish&rsquo;s history.</p> <p>Phish have played many extended jams since this date, but taking the entirety of a set (sans an introductory &quot;Loving Cup&quot; &gt; &quot;Sparkle&quot;) to devote to the jam, to use it to tie together every song played at the end, even taking the normally short goofy &quot;Hold Your Head Up&quot; as a launchpad to explore a little more... this is something that marks this night as a special occasion.</p> <p>For those of us lucky enough to be in attendance, the 2/3-filled Bomb Factory in the Deep Elum region of Dallas is the location of a euphoric event, a defining night in the lives of many of us. In honor of that electric evening, the Mockingbird Foundation is giving a $1,500 grant to support music education at <a href="https://www.dallasisd.org/domain/1793">Benjamin Franklin Middle School</a> in Dallas, TX. Located 9 miles north of the Factory, one can only hope that their band has been inspired by the energy present that night. As Jon sang, &ldquo;Yeah, it&rsquo;s time we all reach out to the new. And that means you too [the Benjamin Franklin Middle School of] Dallas, TX!&rdquo;</p> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@zzyzx) Blog The Strawberries Taste Like Strawberries: Baker's Dozen Night 2 http://phi.sh/b/597495bb http://phi.sh/b/597495bb <p>Checking in from sunny, hot Los Angeles, at the corner of Peak and Fomo. Let&rsquo;s see what Phish has up their sleeves tonight, besides the strawberry donut surprise. [But first: three cheers to this concept that the band cooked up with their pals at the estimable <a href="http://www.federaldonuts.com/main/">Federal Donuts</a>. It&rsquo;s been the catalyst for a lot of top notch Phish nerdery, conjecture, and fun. Well done!]</p> <p><figure><img alt="Photo &copy; Phish" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/20170722_donut.jpg" style="height:334px; width:300px" /><figcaption>Photo &copy; <a href='https://twitter.com/phish/status/888779517162029056'>Phish</a></figcaption></figure></p> <p>The a capella &ldquo;<a href="http://www.phish.net/song/strawberry-fields-forever">Strawberry Fields Forever</a>&rdquo; that kicks off this unusual show is a lovely opening flourish, with each band member taking a verse, and gamely punching through the Saturday crowd&rsquo;s semi-drunken appreciation. There&rsquo;s a dramatic beat before the final &ldquo;... forever&rdquo; that baits the crowd much like the pause in &ldquo;<a href="http://www.phish.net/song/divided-sky">Divided Sky</a>,&rdquo; and then the strawberry theme carries forward into &ldquo;<a href="http://www.phish.net/song/halleys-comet">Halley&rsquo;s Comet</a>&rdquo; as the band takes their places.</p> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 08:25:31 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@bertoletdown) Blog Phish 2017-07-22 http://phi.sh/170722 http://phi.sh/170722 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/strawberry-fields-forever' class='setlist-song'>Strawberry Fields Forever</a><sup title="Phish debut; a cappella.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/halleys-comet' class='setlist-song'>Halley's Comet</a> > <a title="Trey quickly strays from his typical &quot;Moma&quot; solo but the jam retains its usual character until around 9:20 when he introduces a brief darker-tinged passage. Strong group play continues as the mood shifts again, this time to a wonderful major-key zone with strong accompaniment from Mike and Page, and intensifies briefly before exiting with a > to a jammed &quot;Breath and Burning&quot;." href='http://phish.net/song/the-moma-dance' class='setlist-song'>The Moma Dance</a><sup title="Unfinished.">[2]</sup> > <a title="> from 'Moma,&quot; the band breaks from the song proper to produce a sudden, unexpected jam, just the second since its debut. Trey works atop a great groove, alternately riffing and picking a lilting little melody, while Page provides fun, whirling fills. Strong bass and nifty percussion propel the version to a spacey outro and > into &quot;Funky Bitch.&quot; " href='http://phish.net/song/breath-and-burning' class='setlist-song'>Breath and Burning</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/funky-bitch' class='setlist-song'>Funky Bitch</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/mound' class='setlist-song'>Mound</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/foam' class='setlist-song'>Foam</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/roggae' class='setlist-song'>Roggae</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-squirming-coil' class='setlist-song'>The Squirming Coil</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/down-with-disease' class='setlist-song'>Down with Disease</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/strawberry-letter-23' class='setlist-song'>Strawberry Letter 23</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[3]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/birds-of-a-feather' class='setlist-song'>Birds of a Feather</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/i-always-wanted-it-this-way' class='setlist-song'>I Always Wanted It This Way</a><sup title="With Trey on Marimba Lumina.">[4]</sup> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/all-of-these-dreams' class='setlist-song'>All of These Dreams</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/split-open-and-melt' class='setlist-song'>Split Open and Melt</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/down-with-disease' class='setlist-song'>Down with Disease</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/shine-a-light' class='setlist-song'>Shine a Light</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/peaches-en-regalia' class='setlist-song'>Peaches en Regalia</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/cities' class='setlist-song'>Cities</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/my-sweet-one' class='setlist-song'>My Sweet One</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut; a cappella.<br>[2] Unfinished.<br>[3] Phish debut.<br>[4] With Trey on Marimba Lumina.<br></p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Mockingbird's Baker's Dozen #2 http://phi.sh/b/5972fe92 http://phi.sh/b/5972fe92 <p><em>In celebration of Phish&#39;s 13-show run at Madison Square Garden, the Mockingbird Foundation will announce 13 unsolicited &quot;miracle grants&quot; supporting music programs across the country. Each board member identified their favorite Phish show, and we found a worthy music education program nearby, part of the Foundation&#39;s long-standing <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/city/">Tour Grants</a> program. We&#39;re presenting these 13 special grants chronologically, based on the dates of those favorited shows. We did <a href="http://phish.net/blog/1500668471/mockingbirds-bakers-dozen.html">#1</a>; here&#39;s #2...</em></p> <p>While every New Year&#39;s Eve show is special, <a href="http://phi.sh/931231">12/31/93</a> at the Worcester Centrum was one for the ages. The stage was decorated like a giant aquarium and the midnight gag saw the band in scuba gear being lowered from the rafters and climbing into a giant clam. The night also featured the first ever &quot;Down With Disease&quot; jam (with footage later used for their one and only made-for-MTV music video) and what many consider to be the best &quot;Harry Hood&quot; ever played. We&#39;re celebrating that night with a $1,500 grant to the nearby <a href="http://www.shcsband.org/">South High Community School</a>, where instruction in the band program emphasizes not only musical execucation but also literacy (&quot;in order to be informed, well-rounded listeners of many genres&quot;) and passion.</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@tweezer) Blog You Put the Show in the Coconut: Baker's Dozen Night 1 http://phi.sh/b/5972d28c http://phi.sh/b/5972d28c <p><em>Tonight&#39;s recap is coming to you from couch tour; if that makes you angry I suggest you look for other, more important things to be angry about. Follow me on Twitter if you want to yell at me: <a href="https://twitter.com/mielcarz">@mielcarz</a> </em></p> <p>I started this summer in a weird place with Phish &ndash; even though the Baker&rsquo;s Dozen residency was a new and novel concept for the band, for some reason I had low expectations that they would do anything truly groundbreaking. Of course, Phish exists to defy expectations. The first five shows of tour featured no repeats, and four of the five had jams of longer than 20 minutes, one of them a long wished-for bustout of an epic &ldquo;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP1V6YLKIBg">Mr. Completely</a>.&rdquo; Only the most jaded fan could listen to the tour so far and not be salivating about what was to come in the next 13 shows. Building on the Baker&rsquo;s Dozen theme and highlighting the uniqueness of the run, the band announced that there would be a different donut for each show served to early arrivers. Prior to lights, speculation was running rampant in the Phish universe - would there be no repeats all tour? None in the 13 MSG shows? One repeat? One song they play every night? Special guests? <a href="https://twitter.com/TomMarshall111/status/418107217498611713">Trolling Billy Joel</a>? Like they say in the song (that will only be played once during the run, Icculus willing), the only rule is it begins!</p> Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:16:58 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@ColForbin) Blog Phish 2017-07-21 http://phi.sh/170721 http://phi.sh/170721 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/shake-your-coconuts' class='setlist-song'>Shake Your Coconuts</a><sup title="Phish debut. Lyrics changed to reference the Baker's Dozen.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/martian-monster' class='setlist-song'>Martian Monster</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/timber-ho' class='setlist-song'>Timber Ho!</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/555' class='setlist-song'>555</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/pigtail' class='setlist-song'>Pigtail</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/halfway-to-the-moon' class='setlist-song'>Halfway to the Moon</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/reba' class='setlist-song'>Reba</a><sup title="No whistling.">[2]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/moonage-daydream' class='setlist-song'>Moonage Daydream</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/walls-of-the-cave' class='setlist-song'>Walls of the Cave</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/tweezer' class='setlist-song'>Tweezer</a> > <a title="Drops into a darker zone right out of the composed section, with Trey's fine guitar work and Page's synths leading the charge. Mike helps keep the jam at a low boil, before Trey makes the call for major key and they move to a blissful jam space, if a bit more restrained than previous jams from this tour. They build to a nice peak as Trey sustains one note before heading to Allman Brothers land, then they wind to a close on a bed of synths and > into &quot;Billy Breathes&quot;." href='http://phish.net/song/seven-below' class='setlist-song'>Seven Below</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/billy-breathes' class='setlist-song'>Billy Breathes</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/sparkle' class='setlist-song'>Sparkle</a>, <a title="As if building upon the song's promising debut, another extended jam, anchored by Fish's on-point percussion and Mike's slinky bass line, finds Trey taking a page from &quot;Leo's&quot; book, working his Supa-Puss to create a sonic soundscape. Soon matched by Page - he, too, leans heavily into his effects - the resulting sound rises to inform a pretty sort of asymmetry. " href='http://phish.net/song/everythings-right' class='setlist-song'>Everything's Right</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/slave-to-the-traffic-light' class='setlist-song'>Slave to the Traffic Light</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/suzy-greenberg' class='setlist-song'>Suzy Greenberg</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/coconut' class='setlist-song'>Coconut</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[3]</sup></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/the-mango-song' class='setlist-song'>The Mango Song</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/good-times-bad-times' class='setlist-song'>Good Times Bad Times</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut. Lyrics changed to reference the Baker's Dozen.<br>[2] No whistling.<br>[3] Phish debut.<br></p> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Mockingbird's Baker's Dozen #1 http://phi.sh/b/59726237 http://phi.sh/b/59726237 <p><em>In celebration of Phish&#39;s 13-show run at Madison Square Garden (which begins tonight), the Mockingbird Foundation will announce 13 unsolicited &quot;miracle grants&quot; supporting music programs across the country. Each board member identified their favorite Phish show, and we found a worthy music education program nearby, part of the Foundation&#39;s long-standing <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/city/">Tour Grants</a> program. We&#39;re presenting these 13 special grants chronologically, based on the dates of those favorited shows.</em></p> <p>I&#39;ve reviewed the <a href="http://phi.sh/930220">2/20/93</a> Roxy show many times, many places. There have been many great Phish shows, great for all sorts of reasons. But none has been, or is likely ever to be, as turn-twisting and constantly unexpected as that one. The setlist conveys some of the turns, and the show notes and song notes help understand some of the <em>re</em>turns. I could say the obvious: You had to be there. But the telling moment involved fellow .Net friend Matt Laurence (who designed that beanie&#39;d fish logo you see all over Phish.net).</p> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:20:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) Blog Phish 2017-07-19 http://phi.sh/170719 http://phi.sh/170719 <p><span class='set-label'>Set 1</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/my-soul' class='setlist-song'>My Soul</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/nicu' class='setlist-song'>NICU</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/halleys-comet' class='setlist-song'>Halley's Comet</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/undermind' class='setlist-song'>Undermind</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/divided-sky' class='setlist-song'>Divided Sky</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/marissa' class='setlist-song'>Marissa</a><sup title="Phish debut.">[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/home' class='setlist-song'>Home</a> > <a title="Inspired full-band play departs &quot;Caspian&quot; proper around the 5:00 mark. Trey shapes his tone, and his impassioned and varied soloing arrives as if from some astral plane. The jam then cools to float upon an atmospheric, yet highly musical wave, whose &quot;No Quarter&quot; undertones give way to trilling which slowly builds to the first of several very powerful peaks." href='http://phish.net/song/prince-caspian' class='setlist-song'>Prince Caspian</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Set 2</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/punch-you-in-the-eye' class='setlist-song'>Punch You In the Eye</a> > <a title="Busted out after a 380 show absence, Phish goes 2 for 2 on delivering the goods with this TAB standby. The jam quickly goes &quot;Type II&quot; and features bliss jamming aplenty as well as some new synth sounds from Page." href='http://phish.net/song/mr-completely' class='setlist-song'>Mr. Completely</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/mercury' class='setlist-song'>Mercury</a> -> <a href='http://phish.net/song/come-together-trey' class='setlist-song'>Come Together</a><sup title='Phish debut.' title='Phish debut.'>[1]</sup>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/contact' class='setlist-song'>Contact</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/axilla' class='setlist-song'>Axilla</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/steam' class='setlist-song'>Steam</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/backwards-down-the-number-line' class='setlist-song'>Backwards Down the Number Line</a></p><p><span class='set-label'>Encore</span>: <a href='http://phish.net/song/things-people-do' class='setlist-song'>Things People Do</a>, <a href='http://phish.net/song/bug' class='setlist-song'>Bug</a> > <a href='http://phish.net/song/rocky-top' class='setlist-song'>Rocky Top</a><p class='setlist-footer'>[1] Phish debut.<br></p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Phish.net) Setlist Phish.net Forum Identifies $12K in Grantees http://phish.net/news/1500068524 http://phish.net/news/1500068524 <p>The Mockingbird Foundation has announced <a href="http://mbird.org/2017/07/forum-grantees/">unsolicited grants totaling $12,000</a> to support music education programs in <a href="http://phish.net/upcoming">cities where Phish will perform</a> this summer. They were selected by members of the <a href="http://forum.phish.net/">Phish.net forum</a> community, led by <a href="http://mbird.org/about/board">board member</a> Johnny Demeter, recently identified as <a href="http://mbird.org/about/volunteers">Director of Outreach</a>.</p> <p>The eight $1,500 &quot;miracle grants&quot; - supporting two music programs in each of four cities - are part of a <a href="http://mbird.org/tag/city/">long-standing Mockingbird effort</a>&nbsp;to help bring music from the Phish community to the local community, and are one of many ways fans contribute to the areas in which the band performs. The eight recipients include a wide array of settings, genres, and populations served - and are listed here in order of Phish&#39;s tour dates (provided parenthetically):</p> <ul> <li><strong><a href="http://www.peoplesmusicschool.org/about-us/history">People&#39;s School of Music</a></strong> of Chicago, IL (<a href="http://phi.sh/170714">July 14-16</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.chimemusic.org/">Chime Music</a></strong> of Chicago, IL (<a href="http://phi.sh/170714">July 14-16</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.daytondailynews.com/news/dayton-schools-aim-bring-back-music-programs-seeks-donations/YVIzSQIDh06fLnjI6ooNYN/">Dayton Public School&#39;s Bring Back the Bands campaign</a></strong> of Dayton, OH (<a href="http://phi.sh/170718">July 18</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.stivers.org/about-us/">Stivers School for the Arts</a></strong> of Dayton, OH (<a href="http://phi.sh/170718">July 18</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://bandtogetherpgh.org/about/">Band Together Pittsburgh</a></strong> of Pittsburgh, PA (<a href="http://phi.sh/170719">July 19</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://girlsrockpittsburgh.org/about/">Girls Rock Pittsburgh</a></strong> of Pittsburgh, PA (<a href="http://phi.sh/170719">July 19</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.youthonrecord.org/">Youth on Record</a></strong> of Denver, CO (<a href="http://phi.sh/170901">Sept. 1-3</a>)</li> <li><strong><a href="http://swallowhillmusic.org/">Swallow Hill Music School</a></strong> of Denver, CO&nbsp;(<a href="http://phi.sh/170901">Sept. 1-3</a>)</li> </ul> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:12:13 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Lemuria) News Update: Mockingbird Fundraiser in Chicago http://phish.net/news/1499890160 http://phish.net/news/1499890160 <p><a href="http://www.rockbottom.com/locations/chicago">Rock Bottom Brewery</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Huntington+Bank+Pavilion+at+Northerly+Island,+South+Linn+White+Drive,+Chicago,+IL/1+W+Grand+Ave,+Chicago,+IL+60654/@41.8774218,-87.6361414,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2b7aa5e49ae7:0x4754c4b000d54dd6!2m2!1d-87.6088281!2d41.8643683!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2cadf5109677:0x5802d1aab8905d43!2m2!1d-87.6283978!2d41.8914184!3e0">1 West Grand Ave.</a>) is celebrating Phish&#39;s tour-opening shows in Chicago this weekend with a&nbsp;fundraiser for <a href="http://mbird.org/">The Mockingbird Foundation</a>. On Thursday, July 13th,&nbsp;they are tapping a keg of an ale that they brewed for the weekend, called&nbsp;&quot;Sample.&quot; It is being sold in jars, which will be available for purchase.&nbsp;For every &quot;Sample&quot; in a jar consumed over the weekend, Rock Bottom will donate fifty cents to Mockingbird, but they&#39;ll also donate $1 to Mockingbird for every jar sold. There will be music at the tapping party, from 6-8 p.m., specifically, Jon Sabal and Mark Hague from Helping Phriendly Orchestra (and other bands, inc. Hack and Wheeze and Mr. Blotto).&nbsp;Please&nbsp;support this fundraiser if you can. For more information, <a href="http://phish.net/news/1498146711">see the June 22 announcement</a>.</p> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:09:20 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Icculus) News FYI: 2017 Phish Ticket Code Redemption http://phish.net/news/1499274371 http://phish.net/news/1499274371 <p>Phish&nbsp;changed its&nbsp;<a href="https://help.livephish.com/support/solutions/articles/6000175525-what-is-my-2017-ticket-code-redeemable-for-" target="_blank">ticket code download policy</a>. Codes on tickets are now redeemable for a free stream of the show using the LivePhish mobile app, as well as a discounted MP3 or other format copy of the show (available from the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.livephish.com/" target="_blank">website</a>), whereas previously, the code entitled you to a free MP3 download of the show from LivePhish. (Free MP3 downloads are still available using any pre-2017 ticket codes.)&nbsp;</p> <p>A portion of LivePhish revenue supports&nbsp;<a href="http://mbird.org/" target="_blank">The Mockingbird Foundation</a>, and has since the beginning of LivePhish. Mockingbird volunteers operate and manage this site. Your support of the band and LivePhish therefore indirectly supports&nbsp;<a href="http://phish.net/" target="_blank">Phish.net</a>, and we are very grateful for it.</p> <p>LivePhish deserves our continued support. Thank you.</p> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 13:06:11 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Icculus) News Chicago's Rock Bottom Brewery To Fundraise For Mockingbird http://phish.net/news/1498146711 http://phish.net/news/1498146711 <p>Since Phish will begin the Summer tour at <a href="http://phish.com/tours/dates/fri-2017-7-14-huntington-bank-pavilion-at-northerly-island/">Chicago&#39;s Northerly Island Pavilion</a> the weekend of July 14 with three shows, <a href="http://www.rockbottom.com/locations/chicago">Rock Bottom Brewery</a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Huntington+Bank+Pavilion+at+Northerly+Island,+South+Linn+White+Drive,+Chicago,+IL/1+W+Grand+Ave,+Chicago,+IL+60654/@41.8774218,-87.6361414,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2b7aa5e49ae7:0x4754c4b000d54dd6!2m2!1d-87.6088281!2d41.8643683!1m5!1m1!1s0x880e2cadf5109677:0x5802d1aab8905d43!2m2!1d-87.6283978!2d41.8914184!3e0">1 West Grand Ave.</a>) is celebrating with a&nbsp;fundraiser for <a href="http://mbird.org/">The Mockingbird Foundation</a>.</p> <p>They are brewing a special ale for the weekend, called&nbsp;&quot;Sample,&quot; which will be sold :::wait for it::: &nbsp;in a jar. &nbsp;&quot;Sample&quot; is &quot;a hoppy red ale brewed with copious amounts of Simcoe, Citra and Columbus hops for that pungent, heady hop aroma.&quot; It should therefore taste very good both before, and after, you hear &quot;<a href="https://phish.net/song/sample-in-a-jar/history">Sample in a Jar</a>&quot; at a show. It will be sold for&nbsp;$7, and will be served in a jar that&nbsp;you can buy for $3 (while supplies last). The jars were very popular at the previous fundraisers years ago (also held when Phish played Northerly), so we expect they&#39;ll sell out.&nbsp;</p> <p>For every &quot;Sample&quot; consumed over the weekend, Rock Bottom will donate fifty cents to Mockingbird, but they&#39;ll donate $1 to Mockingbird for every jar sold. So, in other words, <strong>if you buy a &quot;Sample <em>AND </em>a Jar,&quot; $1.50 of your $10 will go to Mockingbird</strong>, and support the funding of music education programs. Rock Bottom will also have some &quot;Phish-inspired&quot; live music on their roof on Thursday, July 13, and will have the &quot;Sample&quot; tapping party that day as well. This promotion thus runs from Thursday through Sunday the 16th. The rooftop will be open (and serving food) until&nbsp;10:30pm, and last call on the roof is at&nbsp;11:30pm. But the&nbsp;restaurant will be open post-show on&nbsp;Friday, Saturday, and Sunday&nbsp;with full menu until midnight and a late night menu until&nbsp;1am, with last call at&nbsp;1:30am. [<em>Editor&#39;s note</em>: I was there years ago after 1am&nbsp;post-show, and the place was full of fans.]&nbsp;&nbsp;The brewer, Raybird, and Kyle (an AGM) may be around if you show up at Rock Bottom, passing out Mockingbird information. PLEASE THANK THEM if you see them, as this is a very cool thing for them to do. (And you may see Kyle at a show as well, as he&#39;s a fan!) So, please, support this fundraiser if you can, and if you can&#39;t, at least tell your wook&nbsp;friends going to the shows to support it as well.&nbsp;</p> <p>THANK YOU ROCK BOTTOM!</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://smedia.pnet-static.com/img/Sample in a Jar.jpg" style="height:800px; width:600px" /></p> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:51:51 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Icculus) News July and August WaterWheel Benefits Pre-Show At MSG http://phish.net/news/1495648288 http://phish.net/news/1495648288 <p><a href="http://phish.com/waterwheel/">The WaterWheel Foundation</a> has announced two benefit celebrations at MSG before the shows on Saturday, July 22, 2017, and Saturday, August 5, 2017.</p> <p>Tickets for the shows go <strong>on sale tomorrow, Thursday, May 25, at noon eastern, <a href="http://click.email.ticketstoday.com/?qs=e904f0bd1ba7a0986bb81e49a4af00e30ff66389e0b6cdb6d9cddad9f8b37cfcd0e31898260e2832ce29c9f4421805233ef77f0ef19ed5bf" target="_blank">HERE</a>.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>The first benefit celebration on July 22 will raise funds for four charities, each one chosen by a band member. The second benefit celebration, on August 5, is in honor of the 20th anniversaries of both The WaterWheel Foundation and <a href="http://mbird.org">The Mockingbird Foundation</a>. It will raise funds for Mockingbird, whose volunteers operate Phish.net. The Mockingbird Foundation is once again enormously grateful to The WaterWheel Foundation and Phish for this honor!</p> <p>If you have never been to a WaterWheel pre-show benefit at Madison Square Garden, here&#39;s some of what you can expect for the price of admission:</p> <p>(1) being surrounded pre-show by generous, friendly people in what is basically MSG&#39;s VIP lounge;</p> <p>(2) food and&nbsp;a full bar;</p> <p>(3) a Pollock poster (edition of 300),&nbsp;and it&#39;s particularly cool that he&#39;s doing a diptych, with one poster for each of the two benefit events;</p> <p>(4) early entrance into the venue;</p> <p>(5) raffle or auction of certain items, including autographed memorabilia&nbsp;from Phish&#39;s Archives;</p> <p>(6) access to the lounge where the event takes place, and its clean, spacious bathrooms, <em>during setbreak</em>;</p> <p>(7) a specialty chocolate bar, created and donated by <a href="https://www.ashers.com/">Asher&#39;s Chocolates</a>, that I guarantee&nbsp;to be delicious (or you can give me the part you do not eat).</p> <p>Note that&nbsp;<strong>YOU MUST ALREADY BE A TICKET-HOLDER FOR THE PHISH CONCERT ON THE EVENING THAT YOU ATTEND THE BENEFIT PRE-SHOW EVENT</strong> in order to get in to the pre-show event. You must PRESENT THAT TICKET in order to get into the pre-show benefit event.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please support these events if you can! By supporting them, and also <a href="http://www.livephish.com/">LivePhish</a>, you support both Mockingbird and Phish.net. Thank you!&nbsp;</p> Wed, 24 May 2017 13:51:28 GMT donotreply@phish.net (@Icculus) News